Sausage-Broccoli Pasta

Total Time:
35 min
15 min
Inactive Prep:
20 min
Serves: 6


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped broccoli rabe or small broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, cut into thin strips
  • 1 (9.6-ounce) package Jimmy Dean(R) Original Hearty Pork Sausage Crumbles
  • 6 ounces cellentani or cavatappi pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for serving (optional)


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add broccoli and tomatoes; mix well. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender.

Stir in the sausage, pasta, cheese, pine nuts, heavy cream, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring just to a simmer, stirring constantly; simmer 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is thickened.

Serve topped with additional grated Parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley, if desired.


Substitute 1 package Jimmy Dean Regular Flavor Pork Sausage Roll for the crumbles.
Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until hot, stirring frequently; drain. Return sausage to skillet and proceed with the recipe as written.